Category Archives: Gold Coast Walks

Peacocks in the park

Peacocks in the park

Can you think of a place on the Gold Coast that isn’t a wildlife sanctuary, where you can see beautiful peacocks in their full plumage, not just one but many? Continue Reading

Should you pick up shells?

While walking the beach at sunrise I found the perfect Helmet Shell. It was sitting on the wet sand glistening in the morning sun, the colours were so vibrant. I picked it up, not an imperfection anywhere. It looked like someone had dropped it, maybe it belongs to some child; perhaps they brought it down… Continue Reading

The Koala Track at Coombabah Lakelands

The Koala Track at Coombabah Lakelands

Our first visit to Coombabah lakelands was a washout; we managed to get to Boundary Track and then the rain came down, neither of us were prepared so with a mixture of disappointment and excitement of seeing so much wildlife we headed for the car. Second attempt We were hoping our encounter with the mob… Continue Reading

Coombabah lakelands Conservation Area

Coombabah lakelands Conservation Area

While walking the Coombabah Boardwalk, I wondered how I could access the opposite bank, the bird-life seemed to be prolific on the southern bank of Coombabah Creek, their melodious songs almost hypnotic, and that’s how I saw it on the day. Unfortunately life gets in the way and it was 12 months before I investigated… Continue Reading

Coombabah Lakes Boardwalk

Coombabah Lakes Boardwalk

This walk is best described as a combination of urban walking and scenic views. I have walked this boardwalk before but accessed it from one of the retirement villages that border Hansford Road. This is my version of the walk that I mapped, it may not be the best route but at least it’s a… Continue Reading